Food provided starting at 5PM by Fresco/Francescho's
2017 Performance Schedule
June 21 Jodi Beach
Jodi Beach is not simply a singer/pianist, she is a storyteller, a theme weaver, a scrapbook of our lives presented in song. Her performances walk the listener through a gallery of fine works by the master, and let them linger in their grace.
June 28 Paper Airplane
Paper Airplane is the acoustic guitar and vocal duo of Noel & Amy Nickel. The two have been performing throughout northern Illinois for over five years, playing an unexpected mix of songs from the 60’s to today. Working with one guitar and one voice, they challenge themselves to reinvent well-known tunes in fresh new ways.
July 12 H!p Pocket
H!p Pocket plays a variety of smooth jazz, R&B, pop and popular sounds from today. Their music is easy listening and promotes a f un atmosphere for all.
July 19 Frank Calvagna
Listen to the jazz sounds of 2015 RAMI award winner who has a passion for playing music and enjoys sharing his endless talents with others.
July 26 Steve McClanahan
Steve McClanahan is a solo acoustic guitarist and singer from the Rockford area. He performs a vast variety of Pop and Rock Cover Songs ranging from well-known crowd favorites to some more obscure selections. As the lead singer of the former Rockford area band "Cover Story", he was awarded a RAMI award for Best Acoustic Rock band.
August 2 Kelly Steward
Join us for an entertain evening on the Terrace with Kelly Steward.
August 9 FutureStuff
FUTURE STUFF has been described as a Tedeschi Trucks Band meets The White Stripes meets Shakey Graves. The duo, with Althea Grace on bass, guitar and percussion and Gabe Burdulis on guitar, kick drum and trumpet create a sound as powerful as any large band.
August 16 Claudia Russell
This duo play an engaging and accessible mix of American- folk, country, pop, blues, swing and bluegrass. Claudia is a third generation singer & guitar player, Bruce plays both mandolin and tasteful electric guitar- it all adds up to a sound that is very uniquely there’s.
August 23 BackRoads Trio
A Rockford, Illinois band, the Backroads Trio over the past 10 years has performed at County fairs, Music in the Park concerts, nightclubs and many other public and private events throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. An acoustic band, their music and commentary will take you on a pleasant journey down the back roads of time, rekindling fond memories as they cover hits and popular tunes from the past, including the Drifters, Jimmy Buffet, CCR, the Eagles, Marshall Tucker, Kenny Chesney, John Denver, and other artists.
August 30 After 5 Jazz
After 5 Jazz is a collaborative improvisational jazz music project featuring keyboardist Dave Ross, upright bassist Greg Clough, and percussionist Thom Fishe. The group performs traditional, smooth and original jazz compositions in a classic/vintage night club swingin’ style.
Sept 6 Reed & Waddy
Reed & Waddy are back! This three piece band can be seen at various venues throughout the year in Rockford. Best known for playing light rock, classic pop & blues.
Sept 13 Kevin Earlywine
Kevin Earlywine is a singer/songwriter who hails from Rockford, Illinois. He was inspired by classic songs from the fifties and sixties to write his introspective debut pop album, "Danger", which was released in February 2017. Kevin also incorporates familiar classics from the fifties and sixties for a fun night of easy listening.